"Hellige dager" (Holy Days) is the title of Kyrre Heldal Karlsen´s light installation on the façade of Oslo Central Station. It can be seen as a unifying element for festive celebrations for different faiths and cultures. Solemn images are reflected in the golden facade to mark that the sun is turning and we are heading for lighter seasons.
The façade of Oslo Sentral Station facing Jernbanetorget was covered in gold foil with 2150 bright spots. Light artist Kyrre Heldal Karlsen created the project. From a distance the dots could be seen as a coarse pixelated video screen, where Heldal Karlsen presented a series of short movies of winter night stars, aurora and glimpses of summer Norway. The artist wants the artwork to give us small reminders that the sun turns and it becomes lighter again.
Kyrre Heldal Karlsen is a graduate of the Architecture and Design Academy in Oslo. He creates and teaches light, space and video for theater, dance, installations, concerts and festivals. In 2014 he has done projects with Gothenburg Opera, Øyafestivalen, Jaga Jazzist, composer Nils Henrik Aasheim and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and performance artist Tori Wrånes.
The exhibition is a gift from Rom Eiendom AS to the public around the station area in the dark period.
"It is important to use urban space to create positive experiences and with Kyrre Heldal Karlsen's light art installation we will contribute to this." - Signe Horn, Director of Strategy and Communications. in Rom Eiendom AS.
Kulturbyrået Mesén is the art producer and curator of the project.
Contact: Kulturbyrået Mesén v/Vibeke Christensen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to: Shi Pratt, Tyra Benedicte Mortensen, Carsten Aniksdal og First Audio.